Articles tagged “UK government”

News Blog

The UK and Portugal Hope New Visa Fixes Can Fix Persistent Labor Shortages

Staffing problems in the hospitality industry continue to linger. Now, two countries are aiming to amend visa regulations to counter them. A petition has been launched in the UK that seeks to allow European Union nationals to come to the UK to work in hospitality for up to two years. “The government should create a…

News Blog

UK Government Not Clear if Covid Travel Restrictions Worth $585 Million Worked

Despite spending around $585 million on implementing its traffic light system as part of its wider response to manage travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government does not know whether the system worked or whether the cost was worth the disruption caused, according to a report by the Public Accounts Committee of the House…

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UK Speeds Up Security Checks for New Airport Workers Amid Staffing Shortages

The UK government is accelerating national security checks for new airport employees to tackle staffing shortages that have contributed to a chaotic summer for travelers in the country and throughout Europe. The country has sped up the vetting process all new aviation recruits must undergo, with accreditation checks being completed on average within five days…

Airlines

Heathrow Airport’s 2021 Passenger Numbers Lower Than Previous Year

Short-notice restrictions have done the most harm, and now the airport's CEO is worried things won't change for years to come.

Heathrow Airport’s 2021 Passenger Numbers Lower Than Previous Year

Airlines

Why Is the UK Boosting Taxes on Long-Haul Flights?

Tourists will be footing the higher rate with a new "ultra" long-haul tax as part of plans to reduce emissions just as international travel is starting to ramp back up. Still, many businesses will welcome the reduction in passenger taxes on short-haul flights.

Why Is the UK Boosting Taxes on Long-Haul Flights?

Coronavirus

Travel Firms Owe $2.7 Billion Worth of UK Covid Loans

The ongoing publication by the Bank of England of a list of companies with outstanding debts is a reminder of how deeply impacted the travel industry has been by coronavirus.

Travel Firms Owe $2.7 Billion Worth of UK Covid Loans

Business Travel

Can Travel for Government Business Be What Leads Biz Travel Out of Its Slump?

Expect more government-sponsored international travel as countries drum up business to revive their economies after the prolonged downturn.

Can Travel for Government Business Be What Leads Biz Travel Out of Its Slump?

Tourism

England Will Allow Fully Vaccinated Tourists From U.S. and European Union to Enter Without Quarantine

Finally a decision that gives England a chance to catch up with its neighbors, but all eyes will be on the U.S. now to see if it's ready to meet Europe halfway. The corridor is well overdue.

England Will Allow Fully Vaccinated Tourists From U.S. and European Union to Enter Without Quarantine

Online Travel

7 Travel Startups Kickstarted by the UK Government

Private equity flooded the travel industry during the pandemic, but many startups looked to the government’s Innovate UK arm, which continues to put millions of pounds on the table.

7 Travel Startups Kickstarted by the UK Government

Tourism

UK Confusion Reigns With a Travel Scheme to Exclude Some Countries From Quarantine

With the quarantine reportedly starting in June, it leaves the government little time to clarify exactly how "air bridges" will work, and where they'll apply.

UK Confusion Reigns With a Travel Scheme to Exclude Some Countries From Quarantine